Once your deck and bottom have been shaped, and your rail bands have been cut, shaping gauze is vital for “blending” the rails in seamlessly with the rest of your shape. Similar to using sandpaper, shaping gauze works best when you go up in your grades, i.e. starting with a coarse low grade, and finishing with a high fine grade. Shaping gauze may also be used in conjunction with a piece of foam or sponge to rub over your shaped blank to seal off the foam cells and smooth out your shape prior to glassing. The shaping gauze we offer meets the current industry standard due to its flexibility and longevity.